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at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno called a committee hearing today. they found that in may, gas prices shot up to 4.41 a gallon which is the equivalent of $48 million in profit a day for the gas companies. in october, they were hiked even higher to $4.71 a gallon. but because of supply, the profit slightly lower for companies but still $25 million a day. >> i feel certain if we do nothing, that which we have seen this year will only repeat itself in years to come and the spikes that we saw in october might look to be minor spikes compared to what we could have in the future. >> reporter: so he called on robert mccullough who has three decades of experience in energy markets. he pored over thousands of documents and believes that the refineries
online. log on to our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> the long battle over a historic northern california oyster farm is over tonight. the drakes bay oyster company along point reyes national seashore will be shut down converted back to a wilderness area. u.s. interior secretary ken salazar decided not to renew the farm's lease which expires at the end of the month. he says that it should be returned to wilderness for future generation to enjoy. >>> other bay area headlines, a manhunt is on for an intruder who snuck into a woman's palo alto apartment as she slept. police say the victim woke just after 2 a.m. to find the man in a dark hooded sweatshirt standing in her room. investigators think he intended to rape her. he took off when she started screaming. >>> in oakland, no agreement yet on whether to hand control of the police department over to federal authorities. today was the deadline for both sides to try to come an agreement on the next step to handle oakland's troubled police department. attorneys for the police union filed papers this month criticizing department leadership. the
the death penalty could endn california. a field poll released today, shows nearly half of all vos prefer to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. it's a shift from september when the majy said life in prison would ct too much. cbs 5 political reporter, ge lee is where california's dh row is located, san quentin. grace. this was a surprise outcomeo many...including the directf the field poll. mark that you should know about is that the money supposedly saved from all those legal fees and getting rid of the death penalty would be shifted to law enforcement and crime labs and the idea is to help solve murders and reported rapes. live near san quentin, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> on the campaign trail, both presidential candidates are trying to spin today's unemployment numbers in their favor. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us how these new numbers could impact undecided voters. >>> reporter: armed with the latest jobs numbers, president obama and republican rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be lookin
leadership. ed lee will be here, as well as john burke of the california democratic party to speak to the crowd, dean vogel the president of the california teachers association. willie brown will be here. senator dianne feinstein. and finally the governor. of course, this is to get out the vote in support of prop 30. the last push that we'll see before election day tomorrow. at delancey street in mobile5, i'm ken bastida. back to you. >>> the governor not the only one with a vested interest in the fate of prop 30. cbs 5 reporter phil matier in the newsroom with who is behind the effort to defeat it. >> reporter: it's called mystery money coming in from arizona and it is the subject of investigations by both the attorney general and the fair political practices commission. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups oppos
strength. reporting in lower manhattan, vinita nair. >> air force bases in california are coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a giant c-5 cargo plane took off from travis air force base. the plane joined others from southern california carrying utility trucks and relief supplies. more from the disaster zone coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." >>> well, one city in the east bay is trying to tax sodas to combat obesity. if the initiative passes it will be the first in the nation but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman with reaction on the new controversial measure. mike. >>> reporter: well, allen, this coca-cola may as well have a bull's eye on it but it's not just coca-cola. some kinds of chocolate milk, orange juice, anything with add sugar or high fructose corn syrup. they want to tax it. >> reporter: a little red wagon carrying 40 pounds of sugar has captured national attention in richmond. >> 40 pounds is the amount of sugar that each of richmond's children take in just from sodas alone every y
for education at stake in california. what the latest polls are showing about voter support. >> more on today's parade of champions. why some fans witnessed a surprising restart. ,,,,,, now just six days away... it now appears california vs are making up their minds on some of the mo >>> campaign 2012 election day now just six days away. and it now appears california voters are making up their minds on some of the most talked-about propositions. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee gives us the low down. >> reporter: this is the last poll we expect from surveyusa before election day. so what do we find? a lot of unsure voters have been making decisions and now it looks like this is really affected which props and which ones will die. >> say good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> reporter: governor brown has made it his personal mission to get proposition 30 passed racing state income tax for those more than $250,000 a year funneling six billion dollars into schools and universities and support may be rising. it needs more than 50% to win. three weeks ago only 45% of voters said yes and th
to regulate them and they end up in our bodies. >> how a california law is contributing to the problem. >>> a 3,000-mile tribute to a life lost much too young. the message friends want people hear as they run coast to coast. ,, now, you're probably sittinn a pound of toxic chemicals.5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those >>> if you are sitting on/couch you're probably sitting on a pound of toxic chemicals. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains one of those chemicals was banned decades ago. >> so in the '70s, every child in america was wearing pajamas that were like 10% by weight chemical. >> reporter: after she discovered the common flame retardant with a carcinogen actually changed dna public outrage prompted 9 chemical industry to remove it from children's clothing. but the same chemical is in your couch. in order it comply with a 1970s california flammability regulation every couch sold in california contains chemical flame retardants but a joint study released out of uc- berkeley and duke found 94% of couches nationwide also contain the chemicals. >
and how it could change the way autism is studied. >>> gift card glitches. even in california, some gift cards can expire. the fine print you often overlook that could put a wrench in gift-giving. >>> thanksgiving isn't what it used to be. the pressure to rake in the sales changing holiday tradition. dr. kim mulvihill explains w the discovery is highlightig the need for... of all thin. a flu shot. >>> a new link is discovered between pregnant women and autism. >> we explain how the discovery is highlighting the need for, of all things, a flu shot. >> this woman is pregnant with her first child. she knows it is important to stay healthy for herself and her unborn baby. >> i do everything that i can not to get sick. i wash my hands a lot. i use hand sanitizer and got the flu shot. >> every flu season pregnant women are encouraged to get vaccinated against the flu. >> we know pregnant women are more sensitive to viral infections. >> reporter: so now there is another reason to get a flu shot. a new study suggest that children of mothers who contract the flu or have a long fever while pregnan
and for california. >>> we're not going to see the $5.5 billion of cutbacks to k- 12. >>> reporter: educators however say there's still more to be done. >> it wasn't about piling a bunch of new money on schools saying we are going to make new investments. it was about stopping the cuts. >> reporter: and let's not forget, the state still faces a $32 billion wall of debt from past borrowing. >> you have to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills we invest in the right programs but we don't have the latest spending binges like we did in the days where you had the dot-com boom. >> reporter: the other news out of the election, the first time since 1933 the ruling party in this case the democrats may have won enough seats in the legislature to pass taxes without any republican support. >> i certainly don't intend to suggest to my colleagues that the first thing we do with our new powers is to go out and seek to raise more taxes. >> reporter: still, the governor conceded that there could be pressure put on him to restore past cuts to health, welfare and education. >> i have always said the o
. the four from southern california were planning to board a plane to afghanistan on sunday. the fbi raided their homes two days before the flight. neighbors watched the takedown as it happened. >> two to four fbis i'm freaking out and they have a sledgehammer a pry bar i'm like they have armor on. >> a preliminary hearing has been set for some of the suspects in two weeks. >>> should you have the right to bare all? the new rules on whether you can walk around naked in public. >> new meaning to sound sleep. how listening to certain tones may be the answer to sleepless nights. >> then engineering feat. the bay bridge's major milestone. what in bridge can do that no other can. ,, ,,,, successfully transfe n bridge deck to >>> the new eastern span of the bay bridge just reached a major milestone. workers successfully transferred the 35,000 tonbridge deck to the new suspension cable system. it took three months but the weight of the bridge is now supported by a single one-mile- long cable. the $6.3 billion span is on track to open labor day next year. >>> to bare or not to bare? that was the qu
for the rains the california highway patrol. >> the inundation of rain is going to bring oil to the surface creating slicker roads. >> reporter: the officer says the first major storms of the season could be extra hazardous for drivers. >> and it's really important in the first few days to make sure like you would driving in fog and ice and creating a lot of space and driving slowly. >> reporter: in downtown san anselmo, san anselmo creek floods at about 13 feet. right now it's running at about 2.2 feet so that's something we'll keep an eye on over the next few days. also coming up new at 6:00, how the storm is bringing out the best this people, a man who is volunteering to help people load up the sandbags. back to you. >> mark, i certainly remember 2005 but they have done a lot of work to improve things along the creek. it hasn't been tested, has it? >> reporter: we haven't seen sandbags downtown but merchants are ready for it. whether or not it's going to happen this time, they are thinking it might be possible. >> reporter: in oakland the city is handing out sandbags and plastic sheeting
deficit. california now faces a much smaller deficit of $1.9 billion through the end of next fiscal year which is next july. could even see surpluses by 2014. compare that to the almost $16 billion deficit state lawmakers faced earlier this year. >> we have to pay down our debt. borrow from the schools, we borrow from the redevelopment funds, governor schwarzenegger's economic recovery bond, we borrowed from the people and local governments. and we have it pay that back. -- and we have to pay that back. >> a lot of revenue the state will see comes from proposition 30 which was approved by the voters. >>> nancy pelosi is staying put. the san francisco democrat said today she plans to remain in her role as house minority leader. but her colleagues' cheers turned to boos when a reporter put this question to the 72- year-old. >> said you would stay own prohibiting younger leadership from moving forward. >> so you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> no, i'm simply saying that it delays younger leadership from moving forward in the house. >> let's for a moment honor it as a legitimate
out of hand in southern california. security had to separate two groups one supporting the israelis the other siding with the palestinians. this happened at a rally yesterday in the city of westwood. >>> wall street has its best day since the election on on theism to avoid the "fiscal cliff" helping the dow climb 208. s&p up 27. nasdaq up 63. >>> black friday frenzy. the deals that are so good, people are already lining up days before thanksgiving. >> good evening to you, paul deanno with your forecast. it is a green monday. heavy rainfall and flooding just to our north. here's a look at futurecast. look at that rain get closer and closer to us. find out when the next round of rain will arrive in the bay area coming up. >>> then it's the battle of the backups. dennis o'donnell will take us back out to candlestick park as we county down to the 49ers monday night football game. ,,,, ever this year -- bargain hunters are lining up earli, too. black friday is still r >>> not only are retailers starting black friday sales earlier than ever this year, shoppers, bargain hunters lining up e
will start and end in a few minutes. >> all right, thanks. >>> a california family swept away. the chain of events that had a teenager and his parents caught in the mix. >>> the only untouched natural dune in daily city may soon be home -- daly city may soon be home to a new developer. >>> soda strikes again. the unexpected ailment that your favorite soft drink could be bringing to your knees. ,,,,,,,, mother and father. >>> the coast guard called off for a search for a 16-year-old boy who was swept away along with the mother and father. in an effort to save the dog, all three were overcome by waves as high as 10 feet. the dog eventually managed to get out on its own. >>> a father is arrested for gunning down a teenager who had been in a fight with the man's son. vallejo police say that this man, the 44-year-old williams killed 17-year-old gary white sunday morning in the glen cove area. police say that white had gotten into a fight with william's 19-year-old son at a party earlier. witnesses say they heard six gunshots and then screams. >> we heard the gunshots, we were woken up at 6:30
, scientists identified the signs of a strange new virus in a handful of men in california. that was hiv. in the early days, an infection was a death sentence. millions have died. now one of the world's leading aids experts sees light at the and of the tunnel. >> back in the 1980s, when we were struggling desperately, i never would have imagined that we would have a day when we could say, it is quite feasible that we may be able to end the aids pandemic. >> the actual protection -- >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci spoke today to scientists and researchers and then spoke to me. >> we have the toolkit in our hands to make it happen. >> reporter: he says one way to get rid of hiv for good is to slowly choke it out of existence. 44% of u.s. infections are in 12 cities including san francisco. >> 20% of them do not know that they are infected. >> reporter: a massive federal project is under way that targets these 12 cities. the aggressive push includes testing, counseling an treating high risk individuals. the doctor says treatment is key. new hiv drugs do more than just prolong life. >> when y
in central and northern california since april. all because of that pesky upper level area of low pressure. so we're keeping the cold but we're losing the rainfall. slight chance of a shower this evening and overnight tonight but that's it. you can see showers racing from the northwest to the southeast. perhaps clipping you close to half moon bay down toward capitola, santa cruz, you may see a few showers. right now the peninsula and much the bay area is dry. where is that upper low? it's moving to the east and away which is good if you don't want the rainfall. that means that the cold air is getting dragged down from the north as low pressure takes off on the west and that gives us cold air coming down from the arctic. so it's going to be chilly over the weekend even as the rain moves out: sunday veterans day and next week, high pressure will build in to our south. we are on the edge of things. that means we will stay dry, but we also will be chilly. we're not going to warm up. i don't think we're going to see 70 degrees for at least the next week or perhaps beyond. so isolated showers. t
explains under california law retailers are obligated to honor those deals especially when it comes to black friday. >> what the consumers lost was opportunity. they lost the opportunity to seek deals elsewhere. >> by the time they alerted me, i had missed all of the black friday sales. >> reporter: in those cases consumers have the right to sue for the difference between the sale price and the current price but past problems have many rethinking their black friday plans. >> no black friday deals for me. >> reporter: now, we asked best buy if it would honor oversold deals this year and it said it won't be necessary because they have improved their technology. many analysts believe there will actually be fewer online glitches this year because those growing pains are starting to be fewer and for up. if you have a consumer problem, reach us at cbssf.com/consumerwatch. >> tv in hand worth 2 on the internet. >> exactly. >> thank you. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider is the perfect choice for holiday gatherings. martinelli's is non-alcohol
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